Piano from Camp Santanoni

Archives and Collections for Your Research

      We have accessioned a vast collection of maps, from hand-drawn survey maps by early settlers to topographical and vintage maps of recent years. Another large collection of technical drawings needed months of preservations, but it now is ready for viewing. In our collections, you can see National Lead photographs, various letters, albums, deeds, patents, historical stories, several family Bibles, and a few diaries. We are dedicated to preserving and sharing these valuable artifacts and documents. Whether you are a student, scholar, or history enthusiast, our collections are sure to offer information and interest.

Black and Brown Chess Piece

Family files, obituaries, and Newcomb school yearbooks.

A complete collection of  Cloudsplitter Magazines.

Person Writing on White Paper

Newspapers, article clippings of special Newcomb interest and hard bound books of the Ticonderoga Sentienl publications.

Books on the Bookshelf

Photographs from Santanoni, an extensive collection of National Lead and Tahawus photographs, and photographs from old albums, tintypes, and glass plates.

Books on the Bookshelf

Old hand drawn survey maps, charts, technical drawings, letters, deeds, and topographical maps.

Ancestry.com research: Our Staff is here to help you get started on your family tree.

Books for sale:  If you wish to purchase a book, call the Museum at 518-582-2274 or email smills.nhm@gmail.com. If we mail your order, a reasonable postal charge will be added to your purchase price.

$35. Adirondac 1826-1858, by Robert McNamara.

$20. Tahawus Memories, The Story of a Unique Adirondack Hometown

by Leonard A. Gereau


          We are pleased that educator and author, Leonard A. Gereau, has generously contributed the rights and proceeds from the sale of his book to the Newcomb Historical Museum for a period of years.  NHM now sells single copies at the museum and distributes in quantity to commercial vendors. Tahawus Memories is currently in its 5th printing, 2019.

          The book is told by Mr. Gereau and partly from the perspectives of several residents who grew up in the remote Adirondack mining village of Tahawus, in the township of Newcomb, from 1941 to 1963. In 1963, the National Lead Company began moving the village store, the homes, apartment buildings, and even the churches—all unbelievably transported by huge trucks–to the former Finch Pruyn property in Newcomb. Tahawus Memories records some of the most fascinating real-life stories in Adirondack history. $20 per copy.

          For new vendors wishing to sell the book and be added to our free delivery service, please contact Suzanne for details. Delivery minimum is one box (13 books for $156).

$30. Santanoni, From Japanese Temple to Life at an Adirondack Great Camp, by Robert Engel, Howard Kirschenbaum, and Paul Malo

$13. Leaves Torn Asunder, by Glenn L. Pearsall, signed by the author. A Novel of the Adirondacks and the American Civil War.

$25. Echoes in These Mountains, by Glenn L. Pearsall, signed by the author. Historic Sites and Stories Disappearing in Johnsburg, an Adirondack Community.

$19.  When Men and Mountains Meet, by Glenn L. Pearsall, signed by the author. Stories of Hope and Despair in the Adirondack Wilderness after the American Revolution.


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